The Semper Fi Fund has been selected as one of eight charities to compete in the DSW Shoe Lovers Care - Leave Your Mark contest. Each of the eight charities was nominated by an employee of DSW. The charity with the most votes will receive a $75K grant! From June 6-19, supporters can vote ONCE A DAY on their Facebook page. Go to the DSW Facebook page, then click on the green Shoe Lovers Care tab at the top. Like their page and then you will be able to vote for the Semper Fi Fund once a day. Read the rest of this entry »
Gloucester, MA – "You. Are. Beautiful." is a fine art photography project by Thi Linh Wernau. The work celebrates the human spirit and beauty in all people. She especially honors veterans and wounded veterans with her work. This event will celebrate the launch of her new book and will showcase select art from the warriors she has photographed to date, which includes 5 men who have served in the Marine Corps and Army.
Please join in this exciting event where 100% of the ticket price will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Englishtown, NJ – Rock Solid Mud Run is a challenging, 5-mile course with over thirty obstacles designed by U.S. Marines to test you physically, mentally, and emotionally. This is sure to be one of toughest events you ever attempt! Athletes can take on this course as individuals or as a team.
After the 5 grueling miles of obstacles and MUD, there will be a post-race party with live music, food, drinks, and exhibitors. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund!
Register and learn more about the course and this event on their website.
Tokia Legends is a California apparel company that is owned and operated by a U.S. Marine wife. In 2010, she made a t-shirt design for her husband's islander friends called Tokia Legends – Warriors of the Sea which also proved popular among service members and other athletes in San Diego and Los Angeles areas. Read the rest of this entry »
America's Fund, a charitable program operated by the Semper Fi Fund, announces a $1 million donation matching campaign to run over the next year, made possible by the incredible generosity of a family who prefers to remain anonymous. Donations up to $1 million pledged to America's Fund will be matched by this family, helping America's Fund further their mission of providing financial assistance to injured U.S. service members and their families. Read the rest of this entry »
Hailey Danisewicz recently teamed up with some of our injured service members to bring hope those wounded in the Boston bombings. What she found in return will stay with her for a lifetime. Read about her experience in this entry from her blog:
There are certain days in history that remain etched in our minds forever- events that we can recall with vivid detail years after they occur. For me, Monday April 15, 2013 will always be one of those days. Read the rest of this entry »
Each Memorial Day, national radio personality Hugh Hewitt takes the time to talk with some of our nation's injured heroes so that they may share their stories with America. We invite you to listen in to this inspirational show and hear first-hand how the Semper Fi Fund has been there for our wounded and critically ill service members from "day one". We are excited for the opportunity to spread awareness for our injured service members and their families, and also celebrate and remember the life and service of all those who lost their lives while bravely serving our country. Read the rest of this entry »
San Diego, CA – San Diego Concierge Association along with corporate partners SeaWorld, Lego Land, & Enterprise Car Rental will be having their annual "Partners in Tourism" Tradeshow to showcase their companies to the tourism industry. This year, they've decided to help raise money for the Semper Fi Fund. The event is free and open to the public. Please contact Gaby Delgado at 858.964.6544 if you have any questions.
By Hope Hodge | Military Times | militarytimes.com | May 19, 2013
A Marine spouse believes she has found a remedy for deployment separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress and even battlefield wounds — and it’s all in a cup of hot tea.
For Rachel Crawford, wife of a Marine major stationed aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., her discovery of the healing powers of tea began after the loss of her prematurely born twin girls. Finding that a mug of tea was the only thing that brought her any comfort in her grief, she was inspired, as time passed, to learn more about the potency of tea and its uses. Her digging led her to adaptogens, compounds within medicinal herbs that some believe enhance performance and promote wellness, stability and healing. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gretel C. Kovach | San Diego Union Tribune | utsandiego.com | May 17, 2013
The Marines fought off a near upset from the Army this week in the 2013 Warrior Games, claiming a fourth Chairman’s Cup and another year of bragging rights as undefeated champion of the athletic competition for troops injured by combat, illness or accidents.
At closing ceremonies Thursday night in Colorado Springs, Colo., the 50-member team of active duty and veteran Marines belted their hymn for the crowd, singing “From the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli…” Some of the athletes sat in wheelchairs or stood on prosthetic legs. Some couldn’t see the cup they passed around, but they kissed and hugged it and each other. Read the rest of this entry »
Gold Star Mom and author, Julie Emch, has written a children's book about an adventure that her son, Luke, took as a boy. Luke was a Corpsman attached to a Marine EOD unit when he was killed in Iraq in 2007. A portion of the proceeds from this wonderful story will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund to continue to take care of Marines…just as Doc Emch had. Read the rest of this entry »
Spring, TX – In honor of Memorial Day, Giammalva Racquet Club is hosting an annual Memorial Day Tennis Mixer on Monday, May 27th from 9:00 am -11:00 am to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. This mixer is for members and non-members of all levels of play. There are no fees to participate, but donations are welcomed.
Come out for tennis, food, fun and support the Semper Fi Fund! Any donation is greatly appreciated.
Midwest, Unites States – The Challenge is a one-of-a-kind amateur golf tournament with Tour caliber execution and payouts. This two-person scramble event allows you and your partner your choice of courses to play and compete for the ultimate prize package: YOUR chance to play for millions of dollars at the World Championship of Poker Main Event. Please visit their website for additional location and registration information. A portion from each entry fee will be donated to the Semper Fi Fund in support of our wounded and critically ill service members and their families.